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Ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton’s neuroma

April 21, 2015

Ultrasonography-guided alcohol injection of Morton’s neuroma represents an alternative to operative treatment. Nonetheless, the literature only reports few small studies evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess the effectiveness of USGAI to treat Morton’s neuroma in 508 patients at 2 medical centers.

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3 steps to productive physician-patient dialogue

April 21, 2015

Sometimes the best a primary care physician can do for a patient is simply to have a conversation, according to an opinion piece in MedPage Today by Andy Lazris, M.D. “The visit should not include a lecture or statistics that diminish the complex needs and wants of the person sitting in front of us.

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Subtalar Coalition in Pediatrics

April 18, 2015

Subtalar tarsal coalition is an autosomal dominant developmental maldeformation that affects between 2% and 13% of the population. The most common locations are between the calcaneus and navicular and between the talus and calcaneus.

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New bandage is aimed at reducing amputation rate

April 14, 2015

Portsmouth is at the heart of pioneering a treatment that could reduce the number of diabetes-related foot amputations.

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Keeping medical practice staff happy

April 14, 2015

Well-deserved praise not only induces your staff to work harder, it can make patients happy, as well. I hear many physicians complain that their staff members do not focus enough time and attention on making patients happy

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Patient perception on the usage of smartphones for medical photography and for reference in dermatology

April 14, 2015

With increasing use of smartphones in the practice and delivery of dermatologic care, little is known on patient perceptions regarding its applications in the clinical setting.

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Researchers testing two physical therapy treatments for plantar fasciitis

April 7, 2015

Loyola University Medical Center is conducting a clinical trial on two physical therapy regimens to treat plantar fasciitis, which causes stabbing heel pain. In the Loyola study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups

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Data is no less secure even as HIPAA enforcement is here

April 7, 2015

The headlines are endless and ever-growing: Healthcare data is at risk. However, despite continued efforts to address security loopholes across the sector, simply “taking action” to mitigate damage is not an effective strategy, and it won’t work long term.

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Efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent: The benefits of treating onychomycosis early

April 7, 2015

The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy of efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent in onychomycosis patients with early and long-standing disease.

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Ankle Fractures and Modality of Hospital Transport at a Single Level 1 Trauma Center: Does Transport by Helicopter or Ground Ambulance Influence the…

April 1, 2015

In an era of concern over the rising cost of health care, cost-effectiveness of auxiliary services merits careful evaluation.

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